William “Will” C. Thomas
January 1, 1948 – August 23, 2013

Aumsville – Will, 65, died August 25 in Salem. He was born and raised in Corvallis. Will served a church mission in Quebec, Canada for 2 years, then moved back to the Willamette Valley living for many years in Dallas and Salem, moving to Aumsville 3 years ago. He was a member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in Salem.

Will enjoyed drawing, acting, dancing, especially square dancing, old cars, going to garage sales, and he loved music, playing all kinds of musical instruments and singing. He worked as a screen printer for over 20 years the last for Salem Emblem. Will was married to Cary and later Tamara who preceded him in death in 2009, then to Linda Chase, whom he married on November 26, 2010 in Lake Oswego.

He is survived by his wife: Linda of Aumsville; children: Heather Putnam of Stayton, Kristin Thomas of Dallas, Stephenie Perkins of Salem, Nathan Thomas of Salem, Rachel Chase of Salem, Heather Jones of Magna, UT., Daniel Chase of Milwaukie, Quinton Chase of Milwaukie and Sonja Davidson of Salem; brothers: Ken Thomas of Australia, Tom Thomas of Riverside, CA., and Carl Thomas of Beaverton; sisters: Ann Reed of Riverside, CA., and Susan Whitney of Henderson, NV.; 19 – grandchildren and 2 – great-grandchildren. Will was preceded in death by son: Everett Thomas in 2005.

Funeral service will be Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Stayton Ward, where he was a member. Graveside interment will be at 3:30 pm at Dayton Oddfellows Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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